Several to be arraigned in WBD robbery

first_imgSeveral persons are expected to be arraigned today at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court in relation to a robbery which was executed at a Chinese restaurant at Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara on March 3 at about 03:00hrs.This is according to Police “D” Division Commander, Leslie James.Reports are that several men broke into the worker’s quarters, the second building in the yard. The Chinese restaurant is situated at the front, and and the owner, Su San, occupies living quarters at the back.This publication was told that one of the workers was awakened by a strange sound, and upon checking was confronted by a group of men, who took away his mobile phone and took him into the living quarters, where they demanded money and other valuables.Reportedly armed with cutlasses, crowbars, and knives, according to Police “D” Division Commander, Leslie James, the armed men ransacked several rooms in the building but did not find cash. However, they fled the scene with one computer, one mobile phone and bottle of Hennessy, James said.The Police were contacted and a search was quickly launched. At the scene, a toy gun was recovered. However, it is uncertain if that was the instrument used to conduct the daring robbery. Within hours, the police had apprehended several persons in relation to this incident.last_img read more

Louisiana Safety Israel Mukuamu Names OSU in Final Four Schools

first_imgOSU has survived the cut from 9 schools to 4 for Louisiana safety Israel Mukuamu. The three-star prospect announced his final four schools on Monday which included Florida State, OSU, South Carolina and Indiana.Mukuamu, a Parkway High School recruit, holds nearly 20 offers from the likes of Florida, Ole Miss, Purdue and others. The big-bodied, 6-4 safety is set to make his final decision on July 24 in a commitment ceremony at his old school in South Carolina.AdChoices广告“When I went up there,” Mukuamu said of his recent visit to OSU, “Coach Gundy sat me in his office and told me he that he thinks I’m the guy for the program and that no matter what they’re going to keep a spot for me. They’re just waiting on me. Coach Hammerschmidt actually compares me to the safety there now, Tre Flowers. He said I could potentially come in early, play early and be the next him because he’s looking for another tall DB like him to play that strong safety position.”Mukuamu says he’s looking for a place that features a sports medicine program that fits him, but more importantly, he’s looking for the right fit as a program.“A coaching staff and football team that’s really family-based,” said Mukuamu. “It’s all about family to them. Education and a place I can play early and win championships.”After a late offer and surge in his recruitment, Florida State is the presumed favorite in his recruitment, especially after making consecutive visits to Tallahassee in mid-June. We’ll see if safeties coach Dan Hammerschmidt has some tricks up his sleeve to even the game before he makes his final decision. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Gundy Chasing Stoops for All-Time Big 12 Wins Record

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. When Bob Stoops abruptly stepped down from his perch atop the Big 12 earlier this summer, there were countless columns written about the implications as it relates to the Big 12. Which team might be best equipped to take advantage of Stoops’ sudden departure in the 2017 season? Which coach could step up and become the new face of the Big 12 conference?Since you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your vote is likely Mike Gundy – the third-longest tenured college football head coach with the same team. But many others unrelated to OSU would likely vote Gundy, too. The mulleted-man has finished the season in the shadow of Stoops more times than he’d care to admit, and it’s always felt like his biggest road block to becoming the cream of the conference has been the pesky Stoops-led Sooners.AdChoices广告With Bob gone, Gundy’s mullet campaign of 2017 has been the talk of the conference. He’s been comfortable giving his opinion on topics varying from butch wax to college football playoff expectations for a team prepared to make a run at a Big 12 title. So becoming the face of the conference? That’s been effortless, to this point. The mullet has done all the talking. But it’s yet to be determined if his team is the one best equipped to take advantage of the Stoops-sized void left in Norman.Perhaps the biggest shadow to chase of all in Stoops’ absence is one that may never be tackled: Stoops’ all-time conference win achievement.At 50, can Gundy catch Stoops on the all-time Big 12 conference win list? That’s a projection I’m not ready to make – especially because it’s a question that may not be answered for a decade. But it’s a fascinating hypothetical, no less.Stoops stepped down from OU with a 190-48 record with the Sooners, and the record Gundy could chase – his Big 12 conference win total – is a steep goal to reach with a 121-29 mark.Gundy is only slightly more than halfway there with a 63-39 record in league play as head coach.If Gundy were to continue his winning pace he’s been on since 2010 in conference (averaging 6.28 wins per season), it would take him 10 more seasons to eclipse Stoops’ mark. And that’s cutting it mighty close just based on his own timeline he has in his head.“I don’t think I’ll coach when I’m 60,” Gundy said earlier this summer. “I don’t have the energy. It takes a ton of energy in the world today to run all over the place like you do. Go grab food, go do an interview and drive home late at night and go watch a game. It’s the same thing for us. Go to work early, deal with all the stuff you deal with – with 135 players, talk to the media, recruit, talk to kids.”Of course, winning 6.28 games on average in conference per year is a crazy good pace. It’s a pace that would ensure his Cowboys would remain in contention for Big 12 titles on a near-annual basis, meaning Gundy wouldn’t have a cloud of mediocrity over his head in this scenario. But let’s just assume he loses some steam halfway to 60, and goes through a rough patch. Where, then, might Gundy land? And could he supplant Stoops?Again, a hypothetical. But if Gundy can exorcise his demons with OU this season, I think OSU football could be on the verge of turning a new leaf. That is, if Gundy’s up for the challenge.“Every year, it gets a little more difficult whether you have enough energy to do what it takes to be successful,” said Gundy.last_img read more

OSU Favored by 17 Points Over Tulsa in Season-Opener

first_imgBy the looks of it, the line at 72 is a gift from above. But against elite level competition like Ohio State last season, TU managed just 3 points and barely escaped Columbus without a goose egg.If OSU is the elite level team I think most people expect them to be, I would guess their point total next Thursday will look closer to 3 than the 41.2 average they put up throughout their entire 2016 season. So from that, here’s my advice: Take the under on the line (72), and take OSU -17. It’s going to be a rout in favor of the Cowboys. 2016 PPG Avg.36.841.2 2016 PPG Avg. — Non-Con.44.338.5 When Tulsa comes to Stillwater next Thursday, the Golden Hurricane will be doing so as heavy underdogs against the 10th-ranked Cowboys. That much we all could’ve guessed. But Vegas has now acknowledged as much, setting the betting line for the game as OSU -17 at both Bovada and Vegas Insiders.The over/under line is set at 72 at Vegas Insiders.So should you take OSU as the favorite? If 2016 told us anything, it’s that OSU — outside of, well, a game we won’t speak of — did very well against the spread. In fact, the Pokes went 8-5 against the spread in the season, ranking among the top 25 teams in the country according to TeamRankings.com.AdChoices广告Here are the numbers from last season on how each team fared both in the regular season and in non-conference play.center_img OSUTU While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

WATCH: Mourinho hugs reporter for avoiding Pogba subject

first_imgManchester United VIDEO: Grateful Mourinho hugs reporter for avoiding Pogba questions Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 07:05 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Jose Mourinho Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United UEFA Champions League Sevilla v Manchester United Sevilla José Mourinho Paul Pogba Videos The Manchester United manager could not hide his joy after being asked about Scott McTominay’s performance against Sevilla Jose Mourinho hugged a reporter for asking about the performance of Scott McTominay instead of Paul Pogba after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Sevilla, before going on to shower the young midfielder with praise.Pogba’s status in the United squad has been a hot topic of late, with the Frenchman dropped at the start of the month against Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.Reports then began to circulate claiming Pogba and Mourinho had fallen out, before the midfielder was left out of the FA Cup win over Huddersfield at the weekend due to illness. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Mourinho has constantly insisted McTominay deserved his initial chance after replacing Pogba, becoming frustrated in news conferences when quizzed on the former Juventus star rather than the United youth product.But that changed on Wednesday, with Mourinho asked about the performance of McTominay, not Pogba, who only featured because of a 17th-minute injury to Ander Herrera.And, in response, Mourinho said to BT Sport : “Can I hug you?”That’s a [good] question, because when I went to the press conference all the questions were about Paul.”I think the questions should be about the kid [McTominay]. I think he was fantastic. He did everything well.”He put pressure on [Ever] Banega which was important to stop their playmaker playing. He was always comfortable, simple, saving in possession – he was brilliant.”But I also think, in my opinion, the midfield started well before Herrera had to go out, and then Pogba made a big effort to go into that dynamic, the dynamic we needed and he gave a positive performance.”FT – Sevilla 0 #MUFC 0.It ends all square in southern Spain. pic.twitter.com/eQIIdeXRdn — Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 21, 2018 “Scott McTominay played very well…””Can I hug you?! Thank you, thank you!””No more Pogba questions!” @DesKellyBTS and José Mourinho hug it out after the match pic.twitter.com/OFIIhkYLyZ — Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 21 de febrero de 2018 The result in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan leaves the tie wide open ahead of the return leg at Old Trafford and Mourinho has called upon supporters to create an atmosphere similar to the one Sevilla fans produced on Wednesday.”It’s a match in our house,” he said. “I believe Old Trafford misses a big European night.”Of course last season we had the Europa League, but that has a different meaning. The year before we had no Champions League, so I think OT needs and they can create a similar atmosphere as here and push us to win a difficult match.”last_img read more

Marseille coach mocks PSG over Neymar injury

first_imgPSG PSG have €222m in the physio’s room! – Marseille’s Garcia gloats after Neymar injury Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 03:21 28/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) PSG Coupe de France PSG v Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille Neymar Videos The Brazilian suffered a cracked metatarsal during a 3-0 win over PSG’s Classique rivals, leading Garcia to suggest their spending was useless Marseille boss Rudi Garcia mocked Paris Saint-Germain’s transfer policy and reliance on Neymar ahead of Wednesday’s Coupe de France showdown at the Parc des Princes.PSG beat their rivals 3-0 in Ligue 1 on Sunday but the victory was soured by Brazil star Neymar suffering a broken metatarsal.Garcia told a news conference ahead of the rematch that his opposite number Unai Emery still had plenty of options when it came to hurting Marseille but suggested the world-record spend on Neymar might have left PSG short in other areas. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “If there is no Neymar, there will be [Angel] Di Maria,” he said. “We will see if [Kylian] Mbappe and [Edinson] Cavani play when there is the Real Madrid game the week after.”It is a team built to win the Champions League. If they do not, it will be failure.”They have invested €400million, including €222m that is in the physio’s room.”PSG captain Thiago Silva accused Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet of saying he wanted to hurt Neymar before the latter’s injury in a challenge with Bouna Sarr.Marseille defender Adil Rami insisted he had sought to stay away from such controversy after Sunday’s match.”I don’t know if the media are talking too much about Neymar. When I get home, I start my Playstation,” he said.”Without him, PSG will be another team but they remain a great team with a big bench. We cannot celebrate the misfortunes of a player.”last_img read more

VAR controversy in Spurs-Rochdale

first_imgVideos VAR causes controversy again as Spurs host Rochdale in FA Cup Ronan Murphy 04:53 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Heung-Min Son Tottenham 28022018 Getty Videos Tottenham Hotspur v Rochdale Rochdale Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup The video assistant referee overturned two goals from Tottenham in their replay with the League One side at Wembley, sparking more outrage Tottenham Hotspur’s FA Cup replay with Rochdale was mired in controversy as VAR ruled out an early Spurs goal and overturned a penalty.Erik Lamela had the ball in the net early in the match, but saw his goal chalked off as referee Paul Tierney went to the video assistant who cited a foul from Fernando Llorente in the build-up.Interesting start!Erik Lamela thinks he’s given Spurs the early 1-0 lead but the goal is ruled out by VAR. https://t.co/rcwHawaE4I— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 28, 2018VAR strikes againSpurs thought they had the lead, but Fernando Llorente was judged to have committed a foul.Robbie Savage was less than impressed pic.twitter.com/IePFp0rjWk— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 28, 2018Heung-Min Son put Spurs ahead after 24 minutes and had the chance to double the lead shortly after when VAR gave the hosts a penalty, but another controversial decision saw his stuttered spot kick deemed unlawful. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Son put the ball beyond Dale goalkeeper Josh Lillis, but stopped during the run-up, and with players encroaching into the area before the ball was kicked, Tierney overuled the goal once more.VAR strikes again. https://t.co/PjuDCjRhcq— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 28, 2018-Spurs goal disallowed.-Spurs penalty ruled out and Son booked,-Rochdale draw level.That escalated quickly…What a pass though!BT Sport 2 HD & 4K UHD pic.twitter.com/iuyJOMvOOQ— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 28, 2018Rochdale levelled the tie just three minutes later through Stephen Humphrys, but many fans and pundits felt that Spurs deserved to be three goals clear if it were not for VAR’s impact.If anything, Llorente was fouled. Hideous— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) February 28, 2018Rochdale’s MOTM so far. pic.twitter.com/fdrZvTmAvf— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 28, 2018Ah so that’s what VAR stands for”Very awful really”— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) February 28, 2018What a joke of a referee the VAR is an absolute joke it took 5 mins to sort the penalty decision out what a joke— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) February 28, 2018VAR is a waste of time but Rochdale have been excellent so far. Spurs desperate for half time.— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) February 28, 2018This is just the latest in a series of controversies surrounding VAR, which has been widely panned in England and elsewhere.Just this week, UEFA confirmed that it would not be used in the Champions League next season, with European football’s governing body deeming it unready for use.last_img read more

Super Salah scores again in Liverpool win

first_imgLiverpool 2 Newcastle United 0: Salah scores again to send Reds second Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 03:23 4/3/2018 Sadio Mane with Mohamed Salah Getty Images Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool scored the 200th PL goal of his reign in a 2-0 defeat of Newcastle United, Mohamed Salah on target again. Mohamed Salah scored his 24th Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool moved up to second place with a 2-0 home win against former manager Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United.Salah struck the opener, finding the net for his seventh appearance in a row for the Reds, maintaining a stunning run of goalscoring since arriving at Anfield from Roma.Newcastle deployed a packed defence but Salah found a way through before half-time, finishing off Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass to put Liverpool on track for a solid win ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League visit of Porto. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And when Liverpool cut Newcastle open again, Sadio Mane finishing off a fine team move to score the 200th league goal of Jurgen Klopp’s reign, the game was effectively over as a contest.Benitez’s men rarely looked like scoring, with Newcastle left 16th in the table and just two points above the relegation zone, with captain Jamaal Lascelles seemingly fortunate not to see red in stoppage time for a push on the clean-through Salah.Liverpool climb above Manchester United into second and Klopp’s men have built a seven-point cushion from fifth-placed Chelsea in the race to secure Champions League qualification, with Antonio Conte’s side in action at the Premier League’s runaway leaders Manchester City on Sunday.200 – Sadio Mané’s goal was the 200th that Liverpool have scored in the Premier League under Jürgen Klopp. Since he was appointed, only Man City (214) have scored more often in the competition. Exciting. pic.twitter.com/uBFXMpplaO — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 3, 2018 Mane’s heavy touch denied the winger a sight of goal in the early minutes, while Salah sent a volley into the side-netting, but both attackers would find the target later.Florian Lejeune’s ambitious long-range free-kick posed no problems for Loris Karius, Martin Dubravka showing sharp reflexes to keep out a Dejan Lovren header at the other end.Newcastle’s determined defending was denying Liverpool space, but Salah dallied when he could have fired at goal, Lejeune recovering to make a block.Salah did not waste his next opportunity, though, breaking the deadlock in the 40th minute to score his 32nd goal of the season in all competitions.No player within the big five European leagues has scored in more competitive club games than Mo Salah (26 games) this season.   pic.twitter.com/XFRgMsGnqR — Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 3, 2018 A ricochet in midfield fell to Oxlade-Chamberlain, who fed Salah for the Egypt international to take a sharp touch out of his feet and hit a crisp finish through the legs of Dubravka.Karius made a brilliant save high to his right to palm over a looping Mohamed Diame strike after Mikel Merino’s backheel teed up a first-time drive.Salah wanted a penalty for handball early in the second half when Lascelles blocked his shot in the box, but referee Graham Scott waved his appeals away.Liverpool doubled their lead in the 55th minute, though, with Mane on target for the third game in a row in all competitions.Beautiful passing combinations and superb movement led to Roberto Firmino setting up Mane, with the Senegal forward – involved earlier in the sweeping attack – beating Dubravka with a super curling strike.The intensity dropped from Klopp’s men thereafter, their energy levels protected ahead of Tuesday, but there was never any sign of a Magpies fightback and Lascelles somehow avoided punishment when he brought down Salah on the edge of the box with the last action of the game.Newcastle have not won at Anfield since 1994 and they were largely toothless here, Benitez’s side slipping closer to the relegation zone after a tame defeat, but Liverpool continue to thrive following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. Key Opta Stats:- Liverpool are now unbeaten in 22 successive home league games against Newcastle United (W18 D4 L0).- The Reds have scored more Premier League goals against Newcastle than they have versus any other side in the competition.- Salah has scored in each of his last seven games for Liverpool in all competitions – the last player to do so in more successive matches was Daniel Sturridge in February 2014 (8). read morelast_img read more

Ranking the Historical Oklahoma State Logos

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. When Oklahoma State released its new (“new”) logo at the beginning of July, I got steep on a rabbit hole of old logos, and boy are there some good ones. According to this incredible, time-suck of a page, OSU has had 19 “marks” in its history, and the majority of them have been amazing.Because this is an OSU blog and because it’s July, we obviously have to rank these from “OMG BRING THIS BACK” to “ok, maybe could have passed on that era.” Some of these are academic-only, and some are athletic-only. Regardless, I’m going to rank the ones that OSU includes on that page linked above and throw in the badge (which was not included?) along with them. Everything else is off the table.Let’s jump in with probably (?) the consensus No. 1.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.28 AM.png1. It is fitting that the best logo in OSU history coincided with the best athlete in OSU history.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.28 AM.png2. It’s perfect. Simple but unique. Distinguished but fun. Versatile and easy to recognize. I would actually be ok if they brought this back!Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.34 AM.png3. This was actually a baseball-only logo that started in 1978. Since then Oregon State has committed many acts of theft it went away until Josh Holliday brought it back when he became the head coach. It’s tremendous.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.11 AM.png4. This is maybe the best logo for football helmets. I realize that’s a very specific niche, but it’s true! This logo debuted when OSU flipped from being the Aggies to being the Cowboys in the late 50s.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.21 AM.png5. The first logo. I’m a sucker for anything simple like this. If they ever use this on the Homecoming throwback helmets, I’m going to need CPR in the press box.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.48 AM.png6. The best mark, non-letter division.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.34 AM.png7. I like this one a lot from a uniform perspective, but there’s a lot going on. And it’s maybe a bit too easy for opposing teams to insinuate that spelling is not OSU’s strongest suit.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.05 AM.png8. This is the rougher, not-quite-as-cool version of the bucking bronco above (interestingly, it actually came after the one above). Still strong, but just not all the way there yet for me.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.56 AM.png9. I don’t know that I’ve ever truly loved Regular Pete the same way I love Wrestling Pete or Swinging Pete or Baseball Pete, but I do love this version more than the modern one.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.32.31 AM.png10. The new logo checks in at No. 10. I think it’s pretty good. I have an affinity for a lot of the older stuff, but they’ve done a good job here melding a modern look with an older, simpler version.info-badge.jpg11. Tough for me to put it ahead of the brand because, you know, it includes the brand. But I love its versatility and how OSU uses it. Subscribed!Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.41 AM.png12. I like it, but there is a LOT to look at.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.17 AM.png13. This was the logo on my third-favorite basketball court GIA has ever housed.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.32.07 AM.png14. It’s good, solid and more importantly has led to the Other Petes I noted above.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.51 AM.png15. Taking away the beveled (I think that’s what they’re called) edges on the letters was a [chef’s kiss] move here.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.22 AM.png16. There is no logo in recorded college history that screams “1970s!” more than this logo screams 1970s.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.32.18 AM.png17. Sure, it’s fine. But I prefer the 1940s Pete (see above). This one really is all right, it just seems a little bit too contrived for me [goes outside and shakes fist at clouds]. Also, these last three are pretty rough.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.40 AM.png18. This one was academics only (thankfully).Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.46 AM.png19. Tough scene here. It was a good effort, and here’s what OSU said about its introduction to the 2000s.Coinciding with the renovation of historic Gallagher-Iba Arena, Oklahoma State Athletics underwent a major rebranding effort in 2001 with the introduction of a more modernized system of marks. This updated O-State logo represented the school’s various academic organizations. [okstate]Gonna be a hard pass for me.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.32.02 AM.png20. The thing that maybe offends me most is that Rickie Fowler had this logo on his golf bag until like 2018! Also, I laughed out loud at the description from our friends at OSU.The burning brand was a shorter-lived variant of the modern OSU logo. Although the mark was popular with children and younger audiences, it failed to gain traction among alumni and older fans and was gradually phased out of use. [okstate]The burning brand had to be burned.last_img read more

Daily Bullets (Oct. 20): Pokes, Sanders at a Crossroads This Season

first_imgNon-OSU Bullets• Loved this pod on Milk Bar. Show up and mean it is the best phrase. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. I’m wearing all black this morning.Bullets Rundown• OSU’s crossroads• Sanders’ crossroads• How we view GundyScores• FB: OSU 45 | Baylor 27OSU Bullets• Jenni Carlson writes about OSU’s crossroads here.So, what will become of this season?Road games at Iowa State and West Virginia remain along with home games against TCU, Kansas and Oklahoma. Wins against at least two or three of those teams seem possible, but it’s hard to say that any of them are sure wins.“We’ve still got a whole bunch of football to play still,” Wallace said. “It’s really now about testing the kind of football player, the kind of person you are. Are we going to go in here and just kind of lay down? Or are we going to go out there and fight? [NewsOK]I normally chuckle at the “OSU will be lucky to make a bowl game” crowd. I don’t think I’m chuckling this year.• Guerin Emig writes about how Spencer is at a bit of a crossroads himself.He knows that. Youth isn’t an excuse, as Sanders himself realizes, saying: “A lot of people are like, ‘He’s a freshman.’ Nah. You can’t say that anymore. It’s my fault. I’ve gotta fix it.”He’s the only one who can do that. Gundy and Gleeson can talk about drilling ball security in practice, can even try to game-plan to promote it, but this is ultimately on the player.… So we’re back to Sanders playing through it, a kid who means well and wants so badly to do well, playing through the most trying stretch of his young career. [Tulsa World]Listen, I’m going down with the ship if it goes down. But the last eight quarters have been rough.• Not sure this is it …Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy complimented and criticized the fans all in one postgame interview and I get what he is saying. The comments from some of the fans as they were rushing out of the stadium after Baylor converted the last touchdown in 45-27 come from behind win at the start of the fourth quarter was pretty brutal, most of it aimed at Gundy. He’s the leader of the program and over the years, despite his success, he has won some fans over, but alienated others. [Go Pokes]This frames the entire thing to make it seem like people just don’t like Gundy because he’s Gundy. No, people are frustrated with Gundy for legit reasons because OSU is 10-13 in their last Big 12 games and 7-6 as a home favorite since 2017. That’s not reactionary, it’s a reality.• Only six teams have a worse turnover margin than OSU right now. The names are not encouraging: UNLV, New Mexico, Rutgers.• Here are my 10 thoughts on the game. And a notebook.• This thread on Gundy — if you’re a PFB+ subscriber — is amazing to roll through. If you’re not a subscriber, you can become one here.• Kyle Cox wrote about how OSU isn’t considering a change at QB.• This is what won the dunk contest, which I hope is not foreshadowing of the season.That was close 😅#DunkContestChamp | #okstatehc pic.twitter.com/DDin0tUdry— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) October 19, 2019• A summation of the Kansas-Texas game! OSU, by the way, is a Texas FG from being tied for last in the Big 12 heading to the end of October.Kansas coach Les Miles: “You think that people that leave the stadium will know Kansas? I think they will know that phrase. Kansas. It seems a little bit more now to me. Kansas.”— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) October 20, 2019• Here are those B12 records by the way.Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 6.46.24 AM.png• This is pretty good.Sunday’s #OKState postgame cover in @TheOklahoman:@JenniCarlson_OK: https://t.co/[email protected]: https://t.co/[email protected]: https://t.co/i4rCMXi0wEGrades: https://t.co/5ic6G95enb🔢: https://t.co/i4rCMXi0wESubscribe: https://t.co/AqBi7ijXUU pic.twitter.com/2Kw0sFKyNT— Jeff Patterson (@jeffpattOKC) October 20, 2019• LOL at this.Are you ready? @Rudolph2Mason’s ready! @EmanOgbah’s ready! We’re ready! Let’s goooooooo! 🔶 #GoPokes | #OKStateHC ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/maYhDO9ijR— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) October 19, 2019• I think this is where I’m at, too.#okstate pic.twitter.com/X5xwR6A4Je— Walch (@Walch21) October 20, 2019• I stayed up for this and I’m glad I did.GO CRAZY, HOUSTON!!! pic.twitter.com/QCOSDExsSV— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 20, 2019last_img read more